8 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

8 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

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8 days in Greater Seattle Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  54​h
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  14​h
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails & Washington State History Museum) and Mount Ellinor (in Olympic National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planner .

San Francisco to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Seattle is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Mount Ellinor
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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